Heather has extensive experience in the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analysis – in particular, network meta-analysis. Prior to joining Evidera, Heather worked at Mapi where she served as principal investigator and project manager on systematic and targeted literature reviews of both quantitative and qualitative literature, evidence synthesis projects including meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, matching adjusted indirect comparisons (MAIC), as well as health economic model development and adaptations. She also coordinated the research activities of a hospital-based HTA unit at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. In this role, Heather collaborated on health economics projects to support decision-making at the institutional and provincial level.
Heather’s research experience spans a wide range of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular disease, oncology, infectious disease, ophthalmology, and rheumatology. Her work has been published in Circulation: Heart Failure, Arthritis Care & Research, The British Journal of Ophthalmology, The Pharmacogenomics Journal, and Value in Health. She has also presented at international conferences, such as the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Her research activities have also contributed to submissions to various HTA bodies, including NICE and SMC, PBAC, IQWIG and NoMA.
Heather received her graduate degree in health technology assessment and management from the University of Toronto, Canada. She also holds a master of science and a bachelor of science in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Guelph, Canada.